Alright, so back in September of last year I decided to get serious about internet marketing. After 7+ years of having some modest success, I determined it was time to make a concerted effort. My income as a freelancer had been stuck on a plateau for a few years, so I felt that one of my greatest solopreneurial leverage points would be to start focusing more on my affiliate marketing efforts. While I do immensely enjoy providing web services and online marketing for my clients, there's only … [Read more...] about The Universe Has Answered
Or...simply put...how to make your blog kick more ass. 1. Write great content and be yourself First and foremost, and quite simply, you want to write great content. Write for people, not for search engines. Try to be informal, yet professional. Writing doesn't have to be 100% grammatically correct, but it should be free from misspellings and typos. You want to engage with your readers, much as if you were face to face with them having a conversation. Endear yourself to them, earn their … [Read more...] about 11 Tips for growing your blog audience and increasing search traffic
This week my main focus has been on making my entire operation more efficient. One of the biggest time wasters of all is being disorganized, which is something I struggle with, but I am trying very hard to change. Those of us who are not properly organized spend so much needless time and energy searching for things and continually solving problems we should have taken care of awhile ago. We have loads of repetitive tasks that we could put on auto-pilot, but haven't taken the measures to … [Read more...] about Getting organized; getting serious
2018 TL;DR Update: Don't promote Wealthy Affiliate. Sign up for a free trial, engage with the community and learn what you can before your access expires, but DO NOT GO PREMIUM. They are selling a fantasy built on a dying business model which serves only to benefit (you guessed it...) the founders of Wealthy Affiliate. You can glean some value from the trial, but do not invest in their training and by all means do not even consider building out any sites using their proprietary services. If you … [Read more...] about The problem with Wealthy Affiliate
About two months ago I announced that I'd been selected to receive a free VIP Pass to Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas. Here we are just days before the start of the convention and I simply cannot believe it. I've been wanting to attend this event for a few years - but due to various circumstances - never had an opportunity to go. I was ecstatic when I found out I'd been selected to receive a complimentary VIP Pass, and I couldn't wait until January 13th. Between the distractions and hustle … [Read more...] about Affiliate Summit West is Just a Few Short Days Away
Affiliate Summit is the premier affiliate marketing conference in the world...I'm pretty sure. I've wanted to attend for the past few years, but have always passed on it, mainly due to financial reasons. While the passes are not outrageously expensive (as far as Vegas conventions go), the event is a bit costly when you add in the travel & hotel expense, plus it's held right after the holiday season -- a time when I'm usually reeling financially. ;) This year, however, I was on the ball … [Read more...] about Affiliate Summit, Here I Come!